Toreros Women Finish 8th at Willamette Invitational
USDTOREROS.COM Tiffanie Marley improved her own school record on Saturday.
Tiffanie Marley improved her own school record on Saturday.

Oct. 4, 2004

Salem, OR- The San Diego Toreros finished in 8th place at the Willamette Invitational on Saturday, led by Tiffanie Marley and Cassandra Chavez.  Marley ran a new personal and all-time school best time of 17:41 to finish 16th overall.  Chavez also ran a new personal best and moved into second on the Top USD All-Time 5K Times list with a time of 17:52.  Erin Cartaya and Rachel Erlandson also ran personal bests on Saturday with times of 19:08 and 19:27, respectively.  San Diego finished with a total time of 1:34:09 and an average time of 18:50.




Torero Finishes


Tiffanie Marley




Cassandra Chavez




Erin Cartaya




Rachel Erlandson




Becky Barron




Katie Reichert




Kelly Mazurek





Following Story Courtesy of Willamette Media Relations

Salem, OR- Paul Kezes, running for Team XO (8K, 23:58.30), and Mary Kamau (5K, 17:06.15) from the University of Idaho, had the top times overall, as they finished first in the men's and women's Open Division at the Charles Bowles Willamette Cross Country Invitational races Saturday at Bush Park in Salem, OR.

Eric Griffiths of Eastern Oregon (24:09.55) and Kristina Rody of the University of Guelph (17:15.38) won the men's and women's College division.

Chico State University took first place in both the men's and women's College divisions. Edinboro University took second place in both College divisions.

Willamette University, Augustana College, and the University of Guelph gathered up third, fourth, and fifth place finishes in the men's College division. University of California-San Diego, Willamette, and Guelph finished in the third, fourth, and fifth place positions for the women's College division.

In the Open Division, Idaho won the women's race, followed by Washington, Nevada, UC-Davis and Oregon State University (led by former Bearcat Coach Kelly Sullivan).

On the men's side, the UC-Davis team finished first, followed by Team XO, Portland State, Washington and Gonzaga.

The top runners and times in each category were:

Men's 8K Open:
Paul Kezes (Team XO, 23:58.30), Max King (Team XO, 24:07.33), David Kinsella (unaffiliated, 24:12.28), Uli Steidl (Seattle Runners Club, 24:13.49), and Michael Devenport (
Portland State 24:15.23).

Men's 8K College:
Eric Griffiths (Eastern Oregon, 24:09.55), Luke Baltrusch (Augustana, 24:15.30), Patrick Bolvin (Chico State, 24:18.78), Aaron Hollingshead (Willamette, 24:24.30), and Steven Springhorn (Chico State, 24:25.60).

Women's 5K Open-
Mary Kamua (
Idaho, 17:06.15), Ashlee Vincent (unaffiliated, 17:07.50), Letiwe Marakurwa (Idaho, 17:09.07), Lindsey Egerdahl (Washington, 17:13.12) and Dallon Williams (Washington, 17:16.37).

Women's 5K College:
Kristina Rody (
Guelph, 17:15.38), Julie Nemergut (Edinboro, 17:27.94), Danya Rumore (Willamette, 17:36.82), Mary Biggs (Chico State, 17:43.48) and Jennifer James (Chico State, 17:46.50).


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